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Off-Campus Housing

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have no idea about off campus housing. We have houses that are off campus but still being to the school. And I don't know much about the apartments.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with it

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is not a lot of off campus housing here. Be prepared for dorm life.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most students choose to live on-campus because they can choose to live in a single, double, triple, suite, apartment, or townhouse for all the same price. 99% of students choose to live on campus in order to be closer to classes, friends, and they can have dining hall access. If you are really looking to live off-campus, there are new apartments that just opened up in the town.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off-campus yet, but those friends of mine who have have appreciated the freedom it gave them. They're not much further away from classes than anyone who lives on campus, and the ability to be off of the meal plan is a big plus.

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Students aren't all that enthused about living off campus; and rightly so. When else are you going to be able to live in a dorm? Never. Nobody has ever heard of a 35-year-old guy or lady going back to school and living in the dorms. Think about the roommate conflicts. Houses are great, having your own apartment is great, but it is also another responsibility you have to take on that you could easily put off for a couple years. Living on campus keeps you closer and more connected to what's going on, and during the winter, nobody's going to want to go all the way over to your place just to hang out with you (unless your place is the party).

You could definitely save money living off campus, and if you want to live more independently, it's a great way to go. Of course, I'm not so sure it's a great way to go at Beloit, mainly because the town is a big downer, and you pretty much become the oddball that has off-campus written next to your name in the student directory. It's like you're the lost lamb, and since we've cut ties with religion, there's no guarantee anybody is going to come out and find you.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
7%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$4,700
Best Time to Look for a Place
March, April, early May
Popular Areas
As close to the campus as possible, usually on the east side of campus. Some students also rent houses near campus.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $525
  • 3 BR: $1,000
  • Studio: $325

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 24 responses

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  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 26 responses

  • 8% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 35% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 23% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 35% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 25 responses

  • 4% Extremely helpful.
  • 40% Somewhat helpful.
  • 52% Not very helpful.
  • 4% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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